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Contains items related to Vermont’s railroads and their history from Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives' collections of rare books, historical photos, and ephemera.



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Mailed from Brandon, Vermont, to Mrs. A.L. Hennessy, Stamford, Connecticut. The Rutland Railroad bridge, also known as the East Shoreham Covered Railroad Bridge, crosses the Lemon Fair River and was built in 1897 on the Addison Branch of the Rutland Railroad
Topics: Covered bridges, East Shoreham, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Spectators are standing around the scene of a train wreck in Hardwick, Vermont, on April 10, 1907, with a locomotive and passenger car on their sides and another passenger car derailed but still upright.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Hardwick (Vt.), Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad caboose 36, "Route of the Whippet" at Caboose Corner in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Cabooses (Railroads), Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station, with onlookers waiting in horse-drawn carriage, and dirt road insterecting rail lines, Danville, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Danville, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Newport, Vermont, with locomotive and cars on left and baggage and freight cars on right and a paddlewheel steamboat in the center background
Topics: Railroad stations, Newport (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Mailed to Mrs. Alma Notemyer in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Postmarked Oct. 4, 1908. Railroad station in St. Albans, Vermont, with two steam locomotives and a passenger car in front
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Howard Towsley
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Rutland Railroad locomotive 106 in the Rutland yard with attached coal tender and coal cars under the large coal tipple.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland, Railroads, Yards, Locomotives
Source: Gift of Steven Mumley
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Railroad station at Bellows Falls, Vermont, with Boston and Maine Freight Office building on right and manually operated ball signal and signal tender's shack in center
Topics: Railroad stations, Bellows Falls, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Piles of marble slabs surround several large buildings of the Vermont Marble Company in West Rutland, Vermont. There are also a steam locomotive and several flatbed railroad cars loaded with blocks of marble. There is a derrick crane and boom at the lower right and on the left side. Mount Hanley is in the distance.
Topics: Marble industry and trade, West Rutland (Vt.), Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 43
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Missisquoi Pulp and Paper Co. mill in Sheldon Springs, Vermont, with railroad tracks in the foreground and a horse drawn wagon on the right. A large smokestack and several buildings are shown, including an inclined and covered ramp of some sort.
Topics: Paper mills, Sheldon Springs, Postcards
475 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad combo car 260 in Ludlow
Topics: Railroads, Cars, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Train wreck, with "#707" on engine, and "Canadian National; C.N. 403632" on car, Jonesville, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Jonesville, Postcards
Title supplied by cataloger Rutland Railroad train wreck outside of Bennington, Vermont, on September 7, 1912.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Bennington (Vt.), Postcards
131 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Burlington, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Burlington (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Birdseye view of railroad station and cars at left, businesses and residences center and right, Beecher Falls, Vermont, with covered bridge.
Topics: Beecher Falls (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
View of tilted railroad cars and other damage from the flood of November 5, 1927 in Montpelier, Vermont
Topics: Floods, Montpelier (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Postmarked Oct. 3, 1923. Mailed to B. W. Livingston, 212 Charleston Block, Watertown, NY Train wreck on Sept. 23, 1925 with locomotive on its side and several freight cars jackknifed. Postmarked Oct. 3, 1923
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Springfield
Topics: Street, railroads, Vermont, Springfield, Trolley cars, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
53 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 232 is belching smoke and steam in front of the railroad station at St. Alban's, Vermont, as two men stand on the adjacent sidewalk.
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger A train carrying gravel collided with a train carrying gasoline, near West Dover, Vermont, November 8, 1926. One locomotive is resting on top of a tank car. Wreckage of other railroad cars is visible.
Topics: Railroad accidents, West Dover, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Chester, Vermont, with train arriving and horse-drawn carriages in foreground.
Topics: Railroad stations, Chester, Postcards
Railroad station in Fairlee, Vermont, with horse-drawn carriage in right foreground
Topics: Railroad stations, Fairlee (Vt.), Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Northern Vermont Railroad locomotive 50 pulling two Bangor & Arostook Railroad passenger cars and additional passenger cars during a 470 trip in Newport, Vermont in September 1997.
Topics: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company, Locomotives, Vermont
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Two workmen are walking through a yard of thousands of cut marble slabs, with buildings in the background. One building has large letters "Monumental Apartment" and there are several flatbed and boxcar railroad cars.
Topics: Vermont Marble Company, Marble industry and trade, Postcards
18 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Rutland & Burlington Railroad, Railroads
Title supplied by cataloger Ice jam on the Connecticut River covers railroad tracks near Brattleboro, Vermont
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
Rutland Railroad locomotive 405 on bridge in East Wallingford.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, East Wallingford, Railroad bridges, Vermont, East Wallingford
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Green Mountain Railroad diesel locomotive 405; side view showing number of logo.
Topics: Green Mountain Railroad, Locomotives
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
48 pages. Includes maps and illustrations. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Vermont, Lake Champlain, Tourism
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Printed by Byron Y. Miller, Bethel, VT Railroad station in White River Junction, Vermont, with tracks in foreground and manually operated ball signal and signal tender's shack in center.
Topics: Railroad stations, White River Junction, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Mailed to Mr. Harold Grover, Mayfield, New York. Electric street-railroad car station, with car at right, Fair Haven, Vermont.
Topics: Street-railroads, Fair Haven, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Mailed to Mrs. Fannie F. Brown, of Danville, Vermont, on October 29, 1929. View of town buildings and railroad station along the Passumpsic River, Passumpsic, Vermont.
Topics: Passumpsic River (Vt.), Passumpsic (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Postmarked May 1914 and addressed to Mrs. Florence Green, 8 Cottage St., East Norwalk, Conn. International Paper Company plant in Wilder, Vermont, with two floor stone building on the left and several railroad freight cars in front of the building behind it. Sign over the entrance to the mill says "International Paper Co." and a smaller sign between the doors says "International Paper Co. visitors will not be admitted to the mill"
Topics: International Paper Company, Wilder (Vt.), Postcards
933 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Law
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river in the background is the Winooski
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Printed in Frankfort, Germany. Postmarked Nov. 11, 1907. Mailed to Mrs. Libbie D. Farrar in Warrensburgh, NY by Mrs. G. J. Hayles of 157 Ivy St. in Rutland. Railroad bridge over the falls in Center Rutland, Vermont, with locomotive and passenger cars on the bridge
Topics: Railroad bridges, Center Rutland, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Vermont Railway locomotive 301 on turntable at Burlington yard with onlookers.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Burlington, Turntables (Railroads), Vermont, Burlington
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Middlebury Special Collections
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Black and white image of a train passing through downtown Middlebury, Vermont, on the open track near St. Stephen's between Middlebury's two bridges.  This photograph was housed in a folder called "Misc. photos from the office of Hans Raum." The caption on the back reads, "Print donated by Tim Holcomb, of Brandon, who has the original negative. 2-6-08"
Topics: Rutland Railroad, Trains, Railroads, Vermont railroads, Middlebury (Vt.), Photographs
15 pages. A speech by the Hon. Albert Clarke of St. Albans, VT delivered to the Vermont Senate on Friday, November 13, 1874. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Corruption
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. Engineer was Harry Palmer. Locomotive was #232. Three fatalities including a 3 month-old infant. Approximately 60 injuries. The river in the foreground is the Winooski.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Bridge over the Connecticut River between Wells River, Vermont and Woodsville, New Hampshire, with railroad tracks in left foreground and homes and automobiles on road on the far side of the bridge.
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Bridges, Postcards
103 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Covered bridge the Connecticut River near Barnet, Vermont, with railroad tracks on left side.
Topics: Covered bridges, Barnet, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Addressed to Ella M. Brown, Jericho, Vt., with three postmarks dated July 3, 1907 from Bristol (Transit), Starksboro, and Jericho. Signed by Mr. Frank M.Stokes, Starksboro, Vermont The end of a Rutland Railroad passenger car partly obscures the railroad station in Bristol, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Bristol, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Hans Raum
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Railroad station in Chester, Vermont with signal posts in the foreground.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Chester
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Benning, Howe
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31 pages. Historical sketches and engravings. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Bennington (Vt.), Railroads, Bennington (Vt.)
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station in Proctor, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Proctor, Postcards
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river in the foreground is the Winooski.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
188 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives.
Topics: Vermont Central Railroad, Railroads, Annual reports
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Side-by-side railroad bridge, covered bridge, and highway bridge over the river
Topics: Railroad bridges, Brattleboro, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad tracks and cut stone tunnel and wooden pedestrian stairs to road in Newbury, Vermont
Topics: Railroads, Newbury, Postcards
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river is the Winooski.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad bridge over the Otter Creek, with buildings on shore at right, Middlebury, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad bridges, Middlebury (Vt.), Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 75 with several freight cars attached
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Central Vermont Railway caboose 4014
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Cabooses (Railroads)
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
22 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Rutland & Burlington Railroad, Railroads
Vermont Railroads Collection
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9 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Rutland Railroad, Central Vermont Railroad, Railroads
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Rutland Railway Corporation
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10 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
8 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Central Vermont Railroad
62 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
307 pages. Includes map of Vermont. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Railroad commission, Annual reports
8 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives.
Topics: Vermont Central Railroad, Railroads, Annual reports
Title supplied by cataloger Washed out river bank and railroad tracks in Wells River, Vermont, after flood of Nov. 4, 1927
Topics: Wells River (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Title supplied by cataloger Railroad tracks along the Lamoille River, Vermont, with automobiles and a wagon drawn by two horses on the road next to the railroad tracks. Several homes and barns are in the distance.
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Topics: Lamoille River (Vt.), Railroads, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Wreck of the Central Vermont Railway locomotive #203 and a passanger car on the Barre Branch in Vermont. About a dozen people are standing on the wrecks and tracks.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Barre (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station with rail car "Rutland 252", Bristol, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad stations, Bristol, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Railroad station, with Rutland Railroad train visible, with railroad bridge, and other bridge at right, Bennington, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Bennington (Vt.), Postcards
Train wreck at Williams River on March 14, 1920 near Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Bellows Falls
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
26 page reports includes a map, financial reports and other statistics for the Central Vermont Railway.
Topics: Central Vermont Railroad, Railroads
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Rutland and Washington Railroad Co.
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8 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland & Washington Railroad, Charters
109 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topic: Railroads